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Unit of study_

IS for Performance Improvement - INFS2001

Year - 2018

This unit is designed to help you understand how information systems (IS) can improve business performance relating to the conduct of accounting based transactions. It will provide you with the skills necessary to identify and assess opportunities and understand the varied ways in which IS can assist in realising them. From an end-to-end systems perspective you will gain knowledge of approaches and methodologies related to the design, implementation, operation and, above all, control of IS. Through graphic representations visual thinking can be applied to analyse, assess and improve business processes. You will learn the importance of an integrated approach to managing business functions including accounting, sales and marketing, logistics and procurement where multiple competing requirements often need to be balanced. You will develop expertise in structured design, including data modelling and process mapping.

Classes
1x 3hr workshop per week

Assessment
Report (20%), worksheet 1 (10%), worksheet 2 (10%), worksheet 3 (10%), exam (50%)

Textbooks
Ulric J. Gelinas, Richard B. Dull, Patrick Wheeler (2015) Accounting Information Systems (10th Edition), Cengage Learning.

Pre-requisites

INFS1000 or INFO1000 or ISYS1003 or INFO1903

Prohibitions

ACCT2003 or INFS2000

Details

Faculty: Business (Business School)

Intensive February

22 Jan 2018

Department/School: Business Information Systems
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 23 Feb 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Business Information Systems
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Deborah Bunker
HECS Band: 2
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